Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Sawyer's Fort

Marker ID: THC 1E 35
Location: on Emory Road (Tennessee Route 331) one mile west of Washington Pike (Tennessee Route 61), Corryton, TN
County: Knox
Coordinates: N 36° 9.09    W 083° 45.234
  36.1515    -83.7539
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


On this site, about 1785, Col. John Sawyer, a soldier of the Revolution, built a homestead and fort for protection against Indians. Emory Road, which ran Southwest to the Clinch River 1788 passed through here.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.